Grateful Dead Live at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on 1985-09-07
Schoeps CMC42S> Oade power supply +90deg x-y Schoeps CMC441> Oade power supply. Then both into custom Oade mixer into Oade modified PCM-F1 and digitally remastered by Doug Oade> DAT > TB Fiji digi I/O > yarec > wav2cdr > wav; note wavs have pre-emphasis, so files should ideally be burned to audio with PRE flag set (see user comments)
Subject: HOT HOT source.
Subject: Average show
Quality AUD recording, quality setlist, decent performance for 1985.
Jerry is deteriorating vocally but not too many guitar flubs at this show. Doesn't compare in quality with the Rocks 1982 sets or the 1979 sets but still worth a download since it is truley a quality AUD.
Great setlist all around, Half-Step, Esau, Duprees, Crazy Fingers, Fantasy, Baby Blue. Dosn't mean everything is performed exelently. Vocals on all counts make it an "average" nite.
Bobby and Brent do what they can but Jerry is paining. Crazy Fingers vocals are embarrising (why did they even bring back this song, they shut it in 1976).
Another complaint about the second set is that it feels rushed. Second set should be a time to slow things down a bit from the "song slot" first set. This show follows a second set formula and each song just feels like they are peforming each song to get done and get out.
Not a bad show, but certainly uninspired for red rocks.
4 for sound quality
3 for show
Subject: not recomended
Subject: where's my shoes
Subject: Such a light touch
Subject: Best of '85
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